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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jun 1, 2011 10:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 10/31/71 Stops Freight Trains

That's intense. Your story and the description.

I think that's true about Jerry's playing ... and not just at that point. I'd say it holds true in so many places throughout that show.

And hearing it in the car when you were eight, with that reaction -- wow. And how cool it must be to be able to share that with your dad now.

Here's what I remember my mom listening to in the car when I was eight. I really liked it. It turns out to be pretty intense, too, in its own way; not that I picked that up! I thought it was about a "cavern." (Any other kids of the 60s remember this? It's what was REALLY on the radio back then. Gosh, I love historical context ...)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDVhB0jGP7I



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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Jun 1, 2011 1:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 10/31/71 Stops Freight Trains

cool post about your dad. Yes DP2 is amazing. I recall making my way through that dark star years ago and considering it an accomplishment. I wasnt really moved. I now listen to it and think god how did i not get it!?!?! it is really epic. Does anyone know what the jam is that is played later like around 10 minutes into the dark star? I heard it during 1971-11-07 as well. I feel like ive heard it before, like its someone else's song that they found their way into and jammed on it.

Any thoughts?

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Poster: vapors Date: Jun 1, 2011 1:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 10/31/71 Stops Freight Trains

Just in case you haven’t seen these already, here are two links to light into ashes great write-ups on the subject:
http://deadessays.blogspot.com/2010/03/dark-star-1971.html
http://deadessays.blogspot.com/2010/01/deads-early-thematic-jams.html
I think the jam on DP2 is a Tighten Up jam. Not sure about what you are referring to in the 11/7/71 Harding Theatre version, but I’ll give it another listen.

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Jun 1, 2011 3:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 10/31/71 Stops Freight Trains

I don't remember it in 11/7/71 either?

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Jun 1, 2011 3:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 10/31/71 Stops Freight Trains

hahah i am likely lost in my dead show searching. I will get back to you. Thanks for the suggestions

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Jun 1, 2011 3:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 10/31/71 Stops Freight Trains

Nice review and story. Thanks. I was in college at that time and I do remember the song. For some reason that I don't know, old-timey music was big during the early psychedelic era. The Dead did it in their own American way and the Brits did theirs. Sgt. Pepper's LHC Band was full of this stuff. Traffic was in there too. I think they referred to it as dance-hall music or something like that. It's amazing what sticks in the gray cells after all this time.